2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-17109 Alternative and additional method of leasing municipal facilities
42-17109. Alternative and additional method of leasing municipal facilities
A. This section provides an alternative and additional method for leasing municipal facilities. This section does not apply to leases entered into before or after March 31, 1965, nor to leases executed and existing on March 31, 1965, if the leases would have been valid regardless of the enactment of this section.
B. Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to limit the right of a city or town, as lessee, to enter into leases of real or personal property to be used for municipal auditorium and convention center purposes running for a term of not more than fifty years. A city or town may enter into such leases if title to the property leased is to vest in the lessee at the expiration of the term of the lease if the lessee has performed all of its obligations under the lease. No such lease need be included in the budget for the fiscal year in which it is executed, but provision shall be made in each annual budget thereafter during the term of the lease for the levy of taxes or the provision of other revenues fully sufficient to pay any rental falling due during that fiscal year. No such lease may be entered into without submitting the question to the qualified electors of the municipality and approval of the lease by a majority of those voting on the issue at an election to be ordered, conducted and canvassed in the manner provided in title 9, chapter 7, article 3.
C. Monies for any rental payments due under any lease pursuant to subsection B shall be derived from revenues other than those collected to pay the general obligation bonds of the city or town and shall be used for municipal auditorium and convention center purposes. A tax shall not be imposed on real property to support the operation or maintenance of a municipal auditorium or convention center financed under this section. A tax shall not be imposed, or the proceeds of a tax shall not be used, for the payment of rentals under any lease entered into under this section.
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